Spectacular islands, great beaches, a fun city and beautiful countryside – there are plenty of things to do in Trang, much of which is still hidden to most tourists to Thailand.
Trang’s most famous attraction are the islands scattered just off the mainland. There’s Koh Muk (or Koh Mook) with its famous Emerald Cave; the beautiful Koh Kradan; and the very laid-back Koh Libong and Koh Ngai. Each of these islands have just a handful of resorts and no roads – perfect for a chilled beach holiday. You can get ferries from Had Yao Pier to each of the Trang islands – tickets can be booked online.
A bustling town with a lot of civic pride, Trang city has some great places to eat, streets to wander and night markets to explore, plus a good choice of hotels for all budgets
Within a few minutes of leaving the Trang city limits, the urban sprawl rapidly gives way to stunningly beautiful countryside, where limestone karsts tower over rice paddies, showing Thailand as it’s existed for hundreds of years. There’s barely a soul around too.
Just outside Trang is this impressive Reclining Buddha, located within the recess of a cliff face.
Trang has numerous waterfalls which are hugely popular with the locals – you’ll find maps detailing their location in any hotel. They’re used as places to hang out and eat, and they usually have signed trails. Pay attention to the weather in rainy season (May to November) in case of flash floods.
There are several Buddha caves located in Trang, considered sacred places where monks live in continual residence guarding the area.